George III Silver Candle Snuffers
George III Silver Candle Snuffers
George III Silver Candle Snuffers
George III Silver Candle Snuffers
George III Silver Candle Snuffers
George III Silver Candle Snuffers

ABSTINANDO KING, LONDON (worked from 1791)

George III Silver Candle Snuffers

1798 England

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An elegant pair of antique sterling silver candle wick trimmers with a sprung scissor action. Lovely plain design. The scissor box (with a guillotine action) contains the English silver hallmarks for London 1798. Maker Abstinando King.
These lovely candle snuffers are in very good condition with no restoration. The mechanism is in good working order and has a very crisp action. The silver hallmarks are clear and easy to read. There is a dent on the top surface.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The candle snuffer was a dual purpose scissor like tool which could extinguish the candle flame and also cut the wick of the candle for reuse. There were few snuffers made prior to 1700 and by the early nineteenth century more refined candles were introduced which no longer required the wick to be cut.
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